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The Voyage of the Star Wolf by David Gerrold
The Voyage of the Star Wolf by David Gerrold
I picked this up after hearing about the Starwolf kickstarter campaign.
What can I say? The characters leap off the page and are well drawn and have realistic dialogue. I found myself wanting to read it all in one sitting, but being disappointed that the story had to end! A good sign in my book.
There is enough hard sci-fi to satisfy hardcore sci-fi fans. The description helps imagine the scenarios, and reasonable explanations are given for how things work. The plot was very good, and not predictable or linear.
A minor point maybe but I liked how there was an admittedly ugly character in the novel as well. A refreshing change from American TV sci-fi with good looking women… Read more
Death Call (A Shot of Modern Noir Book 1) by T.S.  O'Rourke
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The book is about a series of killings of prostitutes in London. Two detectives Grant and Carroll are investigating. They have been put together to work as nobody else will work with them. Grant is by the book, whilst Carroll has a reputation of being a wildcard. A lot of cliches are used in this book and it can be quite obvious sometimes that this is one of the author's first novels. There is a slight American feel to some parts of the book regarding the makeup of the police department, but the process of examining the evidence seemed quite authentic.
That being said, I really enjoyed it. It wasn't the most challenging of reads but the characters rang true, and some of the use of… Read more